"A Vivid Experience party like no other. A truly immersive experience. Exhilarating entertainment, delicious food and an electric atmosphere. With our new 'Cirque de Lumiere' theme for 2023, your guests will experience the full VIP treatment where decadence and elegance radiates around you from the moment you arrive."

What to expect

An incredible evening of entertainment



Manchester’s flagship events venue

Conveniently Located

Full disabled access

Professional event security

Free cloakroom

Taxi rank



Spectacular ’Cirque de Lumiere’ theming

World-class aerial and ground based entertainment such as tightrope walking, trapeze, flying hoop, contortion acts, fire and acro-balance

Indoor fairground rides including Dodgems, Waltzer, Twist & Miami*

After dinner disco & professional DJ

After dinner entertainment*



Delicious canapé reception

3-course seated dinner

Fresh coffee & chocolate truffles

Midnight breakfast



Only premium brands

Beautifully themed main bars

Professional cocktail bar

Fevertree gin bar

Moet & Chandon champagne bar

Table service for wine orders during your meal

*These items are optional – there will be a small charge on the evening
**After dinner entertainment – all profits are donated to our chosen charity, The NSPCC


A spectacular evening awaits you...

Delicious canapé reception
Entertainment begins
Call to dinner
Dinner is served
Disco & after dinner entertainment
Midnight breakfast
Bar closes

Cirque de Lumiere 2023 - A fusion of light and sound

Brand new for this year

“The phrase ‘Cirque de Lumiere’, translated as ‘Circus of light’, pays tribute to the skill and innovative displays of a superbly talented cast, seamlessly supported by a spectacular light show… Welcome to Cirque!

As you approach the iconic venue the hairs on your neck begin to rise. An electric atmosphere radiates around you as you suddenly catch glimpses of the incredible world awaiting. Bizarre stilt creatures stand next to beautifully snowed Christmas trees lining the entrance lit in glistening blues and emerald greens, as sporadic beams of crisp light flash overhead. Uplifting music fills the air as you are welcomed warmly inside to meet friends and colleagues.

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As the full enormity of the mesmerising venue presents itself before you, your mind begins to race deciding where to venture first. Giant walls twinkle with thousands of lights, while a number of striking bars offer traditional local beers, spirits and crisp wines. The cocktails & champagne bar promises something different, with barmen concocting specially designed cocktails shaped before your eyes, while smartly dressed waiters and waitresses walk around the room offering tasty canapes to all.

Suddenly the room is plunged into darkness. Beautifully clad, lithe dancers dressed in mesmerising costumes slowly become visible on raised platforms throughout the bar. Performers attempt mind-defying contortions as sharp beams of magical light continue to dance around the room.

As you take your seats for a delicious dinner, your eyes are drawn to the main stage where the night’s entertainment gathers pace. Aerial acrobats clad in iridescent costumes and brightly coloured body paint drop from high above your head to the gasps of guests, while creatures appear from the shadows to amaze with defying strength and poise!

As dinner reaches its climax, the atmosphere intensifies once again and promises much more into the small hours; the music instantly gathers pace as the dance floor floods with those of you keen to take advantage of old-time classics and modern day hits. Four full sized indoor fairground rides begin to whir, fun casino tables open and fairground stalls begin to ply their trade. While some take coffee and chocolates in a quieter area, the dance floor beckons for those disco bunnies with boundless energy and whose night is still young!

As midnight approaches breakfast rolls are served against the vista of twinkling lights and inspiring scenery. The night has been a true party masterpiece… one that will be talked about well into the New Year!”

"I'm always very impressed with the organisation and running of this event, also the high standard of the food for such a large amount of people!"
"What a fantastic Christmas party… The room looked stunning and the entertainment was enticing. Great food and drink too!"
Bristan Group